Bisley Tithe Apportionment 1846

Bisley Tithe Apportionment 1846

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Tithes
Tithes were an ancient system under which a tenth (theoretically at least) of all parishioners' income was paid towards the upkeep of the incumbent of the parish church. There were three separate tithes: Praedial Tithes which were calculated on income from produce (corn, oats, etc.), Mixed Tithes which were calculated on the income from a combination of stock and labour (wood, pigs, milk, etc.) and Personal Tithes assessed on income derived from labour. Income from barren heath, waste woodland and glebe land was exempt.
Under the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 tithes could be commuted to a rent-charge, and Commissioners were appointed to negotiate fair land values with the inhabitants.
Tithes were finally abolished by the Tithe Act of 1936.



The Tithe Apportionment document is arranged alphabetically by the Surname of the property owner and then by the occupiers. There are a few discrepancies in the arithmetic which total the land area and rent-charge for each occupier - these have been reproduced as in the original document. Where the information is presented arranged by occupier, the totals are my own.

Land area is measured in acres (a), roods (r) and perches (p). Forty perches equal one rood, four roods equal 1 acre and 640 acres equal one square mile.



Preamble    
Apportionment (alphabetical by property owner) Summary  
Apportionment (alphabetical by occupier) Apportionment (by plot number) Apportionment (by plot name)